Suicide Prevention Training Looks At Behaviors Of People Battling Depression

Aug 25, 2014

The Aspen Hope Center is holding a suicide prevention training for the public Monday night. The group's utilizing a new set of questions created by researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center.
The Aspen Hope Center is holding a suicide prevention training for the public Monday night. The group's utilizing a new set of questions created by researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center.
Credit Creative Commons/Flickr/Lloyd Morgan

A suicide prevention group is holding a training for the public on Monday on how to recognize if loved ones are exhibiting suicidal signs. The Aspen-based Hope Center has already trained 3000 people in the Roaring Fork Valley but, now they’re using a different method. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke to Michelle Muething, director of the Hope Center and Dr. Kelly Posner-Gerstenhaber, creator of the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale.

The free suicide prevention training takes place tonight at 5:30 at the Pitkin County Library in Aspen. The phone number for the Hope Center’s crisis line is (970) 925-5858.